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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #986 on: June 30, 2012, 01:13:28 PM »
There is no room in science for the arbitrary meddling of an unknown force or being that intervenes who-knows-when to do who-knows-what for who-knows-why and who-knows-how.  That’s not science; that’s just magic.  (Austin Cline)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #987 on: July 02, 2012, 12:51:49 PM »
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.  (Delos McKown)
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« Reply #988 on: July 03, 2012, 10:54:52 AM »
The church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #989 on: July 04, 2012, 09:17:55 AM »
Strongly guarded as is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States, the danger of encroachment by ecclesiastical bodies may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history.  (James Madison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #990 on: July 05, 2012, 09:41:29 AM »
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic.  I do not pretend to know, where many ignorant men are sure, that is all that agnosticism means.  (Clarence Darrow)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #991 on: July 06, 2012, 09:06:24 AM »
A great error is more easily propagated than a great truth, because it is easier to believe, than to reason, and because people prefer the marvels of romances to the simplicity of history.  (Charles François Dupuis)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #992 on: July 08, 2012, 02:41:34 PM »
Science is only truly consistent with an atheistic worldview with regards to the claimed miracles of the gods of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Moreover, the true believers in each of these faiths are atheists regarding the specific sacred tenets of all other faiths.  Christianity rejects the proposition that the Quran contains the infallible words of the creator of the universe.  Muslims and Jews reject the divinity of Jesus.  (Lawrence M. Krauss)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #993 on: July 09, 2012, 09:14:23 AM »
If it turns out that there is a god, I don't think that he's evil.  But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.  (Woody Allen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #994 on: July 10, 2012, 12:34:02 PM »
We are punished by our sins, not for them.  (Elbert Hubbard)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #995 on: July 11, 2012, 09:30:17 AM »
Formal religion was organized for slaves.  It offered them consolation which earth did not provide. (Elbert Hubbard)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #996 on: July 12, 2012, 09:31:53 AM »
I prayed for freedom for 20 years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.  (Frederick Douglass)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #997 on: July 14, 2012, 01:54:51 PM »
There is no god higher than truth.  (Mahatma Ghandi)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #998 on: July 15, 2012, 01:14:20 PM »
Nothing agrees with me.  If I drink coffee, it gives me dyspepsia; if I drink wine, it gives me the gout; if I go to church, it gives me dysentery.  (Mark Twain)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #999 on: July 16, 2012, 09:47:18 AM »
So long as the priest, that professional negator, slanderer and poisoner of life, is regarded as a superior type of human being, there cannot be any answer to the question: What is Truth?  (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1000 on: July 17, 2012, 09:48:56 AM »
During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial.  What has been its fruits?  More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.  (James Madison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1001 on: July 18, 2012, 08:29:21 AM »
There is no polite way of asking someone: “Have you considered the possibility that your entire life has been devoted to a delusion?”  (Daniel Dennett)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1002 on: July 19, 2012, 09:12:21 AM »
I think the fault is more with historicists who have stubbornly failed to develop a good theory of historicity.  By simply resting on the feeble laurels of prima facie plausibility ('Jesus existed because everyone said so') and subjective notions of absurdity ('I can't believe Jesus didn't exist!'), the existence of Jesus has largely been taken for granted, even by competent historians who explicitly try to argue for it.  (Earl Doherty, The Jesus Puzzle)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1003 on: July 20, 2012, 09:27:17 AM »
Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions, and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seems to me to be empty and devoid of meaning.  (Albert Einstein)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1004 on: July 21, 2012, 02:02:00 PM »
Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith. We need believing people.  (Adolf Hitler, April 1933, from a speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordat)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1005 on: July 22, 2012, 09:42:05 AM »
If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.  (Christopher Hitchens)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1006 on: July 23, 2012, 09:24:05 AM »
For me the Jewish religion, like all others, is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity, have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them.  (Albert Einstein)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1007 on: July 24, 2012, 08:08:24 AM »
I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive:  You are an intelligent human being.  Your life is valuable for its own sake.  You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind.  You are not inherently evil, you are inherently human, possessing the positive, rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy.  Trust yourself.  (Dan Barker)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1008 on: July 25, 2012, 11:11:52 AM »
The mind gives meaning to anything, but the meaning it gives is meaningless.  (J. Krishnamurti)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1009 on: July 26, 2012, 08:24:47 AM »
The lessons of the First Amendment are as urgent in the modern world as the 18th Century when it was written.  One timeless lesson is that if citizens are subjected to state-sponsored religious exercises, the State disavows its own duty to guard and respect that sphere of inviolable conscience and belief which is the mark of a free people.  (Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1010 on: July 27, 2012, 09:46:57 AM »
Having a debate with you creationists is equivalent to playing a chess match against a pigeon who knocks over all the pieces, takes a crap on the board and flies back to his flock and claims victory.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1011 on: July 30, 2012, 09:03:27 AM »
The Church does not dictate the policies of the nation.  The Church proclaims the truth of God to which all these policies must conform.  (Father Frank Provone of Priests for Life, at a prayer breakfast during the 2000 Republican convention)


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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1012 on: July 31, 2012, 10:13:36 AM »
Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed.  Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and ... know nothing but the word of God.  (Martin Luther)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1013 on: August 01, 2012, 08:40:57 AM »
Most religious people would rather be certain than right.  (Leonard Tramiel)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1014 on: August 02, 2012, 08:48:58 AM »
It is error alone which needs the support of government.  Truth can stand by itself.  (Thomas Jefferson)
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